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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1

**Richard and I reviewed this one together**

n the interest of full disclosure, I went to see this movie dressed up in full costume. That is to say, I am a fan of the series and of the genre. If you are new to the Harry Potter universe I would seriously ask that you not cut your teeth on this movie. I would have to say that the movie itself was geared directly at existing fans to the exclusion of everyone else. There is very little back story explanation. There is very little in the way of actual character development. This is literally the end game of a chess match started about a decade ago.

Now that I have that out of the way, I have to say I enjoyed the film. As someone who has read the series and watched all of the movies leading up to this one, I was rewarded with a largely accurate visual portrayal of the book. There were a few parts of the movie where I felt the urge to punch the director in the kidneys; most notably a very uncomfortable, out of character dance sequence which didn't actually appear in the book.

I'm gonna go ahead and give this movie 4 sheep. I'm anxiously waiting for part 2. Accio Part 2!

If you're not into the other Harry Potter movies you wont be into this one. If you have not watched the other movies and want to see this one, don't. This is the type of series that you have to start from the beginning and go forward. I am a fan and I enjoyed this movie very much. Of course when books for to movie form they do tend to miss things in the process. Happened again here, but that being said I think they did a great job portraying the book.

An emotional movie, so bring some tissue just in case. A bit slow in areas but action keeps everyone back on track with the flow of the story. Beautiful costumes and some really breathtaking CGI. Combine that with actors who know this series and bring to life these colorful characters and you have a good flick on your hands. Must see. :)
And if you don't have a wand, you can borrow mine. hahaha

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